As a respiratory therapist and State Captain for Florida, I hope to accomplish promoting more awareness and education surrounding COPD.
As a COPD advocate, I have called, emailed, sent letters and have met my local state legislators and have spoken with them about COPD. I have also spoken to my friends and family about COPD, have signed up for COPD360 Social, and have participated in health fairs or community events to promote COPD Awareness.
As a State Captain I am most interested in participating and promoting research opportunities to find a cure, work with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy, and to raise awareness through participating in health fairs and community events. I would also like to Connect others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, and to recruit new State Captains and volunteers.
My proudest COPD moment has been lobbying in Washington DC for legislation that supports the COPD patient population.
My inspiration to share is, “Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live”